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Helen’s craft resolutions

Hi guys, I’m Helen.  You may also find me here, but only occasionally 🙂

Helen doesnt dress like this in day to day life.

Helen doesn't dress like this in day to day life.

I love to knit, sew, do papier maché, and just make stuff.  I also paint, draw, write, make things from duct tape, and in my spare time, I have a job working with people with learning disabilities.  It occurs to me I’d’ve probably liked woodwork if we’d had more than one teacher who was any good at school…

Tidying my room this evening, moving vast amounts of yarn, cardboard, various tools and utensils, brushes, many carrier bags and it occurs to me I should make a number of craft resolutions that might just get me out of this mess.  Hopefully they’ll be instructive, or at least amusing…

  1. Don’t buy any more yarn.  At all.  More yarn and I will probably drown to a woolly demise.
  2. Don’t buy any more notebooks.  I know this resolution is to no avail because I invariably find myself without a notebook when I desperately need one, but hopefully this will prevent my ill-constructed Wilkinson’s shelving unit from collapsing before its time.*
  3. Find craft projects that involve recycling carrier bags.
  4. And carry a ready supply of carrier bags in every handbag/shoulderbag I own.
  5. In fact, don’t buy anything ever.  Possibly I should consider selling things instead.
  6. Definitely don’t buy any new stitch holders.  If there’s a more pernicious way of persuading me to abandon a knitting project to start a new one, it’s those damned clever stitch holders.
  7. Finish projects that I’ve started.  I’ll see you all in seven years…

* To be fair, I’ve had the shelving unit for nearly two years, which is probably already extending its natural life by one year, eleven months and three weeks.

Hello from Sophs

Hello. I’m Sophs, otherwise known as Sophie.

Sophs (the baby is not related)

Sophs (the baby is not related)

Like Sophia, I’m a jack of all things crafty, but a master of none.  I can knit, sew, quilt and do some forms of papercraft.  I’ve made 3 quilts and a jumper and various other things.  I’m not sure what else to say now.  I’m currently a teaching assistant in year 2, but will be training as a citizenship teacher next year.  We also have a cat, Polly who is absolutely wonderful and will eventually share our house with two fish tanks.

Hi, I’m Sophia

Hello I’m Sophia, one of your friendly neighbourhood bloggers.

Sophia

Sophia

I am cheerfully semi-competent in a variety of crafts. Since I was a little kid I’ve had a tendency to have a bash a various crafty activities from candle making to woodwork. For my GCSEs I insisted on doing Resistant Materials (woodwork, metalwork and plastics) rather than Textiles or Food Tech, both of which I could have done much much easier, because I was cross at the gender assumptions made by the teachers.

At the moment, I am rather fond of patchwork and quilting although I’ll happily play around with pretty much any craft except knitting. Knitting and crochet are the two crafts that I simply don’t get on with. The lovely lady who managed the Oxfam shop where I volunteered tried to to teach me but I’ve never got past resentfully asking other people to sort out my dropped stitches.

Thanks to Sophie blagging all the necessary materials, I’m working on some mosaic mirrors, I’m making some Christmas presents for my family (yay, organised!) and working on some quilts.